Mes Bridge (Albanian: Ura e Mesit "bridge in the middle") is a bridge in the village of Mes, about five kilometres (straight line) northeast of Shkodër, in northwestern Albania. It was built in the 18th century, around 1780, by Kara Mahmud Bushati, the local Ottoman pasha, and it spans the Kir River. It is 108 m long, and represent one of the longest Ottoman bridges in the region. It was built as part of the road that goes up the Kir Valley, eventually to Pristina.
- ^ a b Gloyer, Gillian (2008). Albania (third ed.). Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-84162-246-0.
- ^ There are numerous bridges in Albania named Ura e Mesit which simply means that they were between towns/villages.Gloyer 2008, p. 160 However, in this case there is a village named "Mes" on the west bank of the Kir, next to the bridge.Mes (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- ^ a b "Archaeology of Albania: Ottoman Bridge, Mes, Albania".
- ^ "June 1, 2012 (Down and Dirty)". The Amateur Globetrotter's Guide to the Balkans: Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Corfu, Greece. 1 June 2012.